The crisis caused by the global coronavirus pandemic had a major impact on our mobility, and it is changing our habits. In the context of such limitations, digital 3D technologies can be an e!ective solution for keeping our cultural heritage virtually accessible to citizens. Furthermore, 3D digital cultural heritage can provide important opportunities for cultural heritage institutions and for other sectors that re-use such content, including in particular the tourism sector, for immediate resilience and recovery but also for long-term sustainability.
The Unit for Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education, part of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT), is working with the Project INCEPTION and Project ARIADNEplus teams on organising a European web conference on 3D digital cultural heritage for resilience, recovery and sustainability. Gail Kent, Director for Data at DG Connect, will attend as speaker, and she will open the event.
The web conference will take place on Wednesday 27 May 2020, from 10.00 to 13.00 CET. The conference will be streamed live on YouTube, and it will also be possible to submit questions live.
There will be three sessions:
- Resilience: 3D-based digital options when access is suspended or severely restricted
- Recovery: 3D technologies for overcoming the consequences of the crisis and supporting the return to normal
- Sustainability: new, sustainable ways of accessing and understanding cultural heritage with the help of 3D digital technologies